Sermon Recap: Signs: Water WalkPosted: March 4, 2013
Jesus walks on water. This is a story everyone knows but few understand. Here we have a divine sign from a divine savior. Here we have a theophany: an appearance of God. And in this passage we see that Jesus has three specific attributes of God.
- Jesus has God’s name. God’s identifies himself to Moses as “I am.” Jesus identifies himself to his disciples as “I am.” They both have the same name.
- Jesus has God’s power. God is said to tread over waves in Job. Jesus treads over waves in John. What God does, Jesus did.
- Jesus has God’s prerogative. Jesus appears when and where he will (in the middle of a lake in the middle of the night). Jesus brings chaos and order. Jesus is a disruptive and constructive person.